Sunday, 25 January 2009

Acanthophoenix rubra

Acanthophoenix rubra (Bory) H. Wendl.
Mauritius and Réunion, Indian Ocean

Areca rubra
Listed by Carreiras & Azambuja 2001 as cultivated by Dom Fernando II at Necessidades.

Areca rubra Bory
Synonym of Acanthophoenix rubra (Bory) H. Wendl.
First described as Areca rubra by French naturalist Jean Baptiste Bory de Saint-Vincent in 1804 and classified by German botanist Hermann Wendland in its own genus Acanthophoenix in 1867.

Areca rubra requires a continuous high temperature, and is impatient of cold draughts and excess of moisture.
The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany ... 1868

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